0045. Which of the following best explains the concept "symbolic politics" at the center of Gusfield's book Symbolic Crusade?

A. The temperance movement's attempt to demonize alcohol and drinking is an example of claims-making. B. Sometimes real social conflict erupts over things which do not really matter. C. The battle over temperance was a contest over whose morals would be THE morals of the country. D. Behind the battle over alcohol prohibition was the battle for the control of the revenues generated by alcohol sales and taxes on alcohol. E. Concern over drinking and driving emerged as more and more Americans moved to the suburbs in the post-WWII era.


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